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Sully Erna: ‘We’re Gonna Try to Reinvent a Little Bit More’ for a ‘Brand New Godsmack’

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It’s been a few years since we’ve heard from Godsmack, but the band is preparing to head back to the studio for their next album. In a recent interview with FaceCulture, frontman Sully Erna spoke about what fans can expect from the new record, and how it might be different than the traditional expectations for their albums.

Of the songs themselves and how they stack up to their previous music, Erna noted, “They have a lot more of a commercial aspect to ’em — so far. There’s some stuff in there that definitely will service the core fanbase of Godsmack. But we also felt that it’s time to expand a little bit.”

He explained further, “We can continue to write the same record, but we’re gonna have the same results. And the way I see it is we’re taking the first 20 years and we’re logging that into our catalog. That was one chapter of our career, and that’s the more nostalgic, vintage Godsmack. And from this point forward, we’re gonna try to reinvent a little bit more of our sound, our look, our stage show and come out with a brand new Godsmack.”

He continued, “We’ve realized that since we came out 20 years ago, there’s a whole new generation that’s grown up that are now just starting to discover Godsmack. And we wanna be smart about this and we also want to try to expand our fanbase without alienating the core audience.”

Erna admitted, “We may lose some [fans] along the way, but hopefully we lose one, we gain twenty, and you can do the math at the end.”

Back in August, Erna alluded to the change up in album sound, saying, “From this point forward, we’re gonna kind of open a new chapter in our career and go for a new sound, a new stage and a new look for the band. We’re gonna change things up enough, maintain the integrity of what we are and what we do.”

See the full interview with FaceCulture above. (Transcription via Blabbermouth)

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